My name is Michael Goldstein, I’m 23 years old, live between Vancouver and Whistler, and love the gym and my cat Pete. I’m also a filmmaker and owner of Goldstein Productions Inc. When I’m not taking Pete for walks with my girlfriend or playing fetch with him (yes, he plays fetch) I’m developing projects, filming them, and editing them, which all started about seven years ago in Whistler. Since then I’ve been doing work for companies such as Red Bull, Whistler Blackcomb and Devinci Cycles. As well, after originally withdrawing from business school at UBC, I’m now currently completing the last year of my BFA in film production at UBC.
01 Not a bad office view from the shoot for Whistler Bike Park’s ELEVATION video.
02 On set of a UBC school short film.
03 Filming with local skiers Stan Rey and Ryan Sullivan this winter.
04 Steve Smith showing how pumped he is to be shooting a piece on the Val Di Sole World Cup for Red Bull.
05 A recent trip to California for Devinci to shoot the Tour of California.
06 A quick break along Highway 1 after wrapping on the Tour of California shoot.
07 The inside office, with my assistant editor.
08 Assistant editor Pete hanging out on a slow day.
What neighborhood do you live in?
During the fall and winter I’m in Vancouver for school, but from April through September I live around the village in Whistler, as it’s easiest for work.
What do you do and where?
I get to film wherever projects take me. A lot of my work is based near Whistler, Vancouver, or the Island, but occasionally I get to travel to California or the East Coast.
What are you working on?
My main project this summer is once again the Whistler Mountain Bike Park video campaign. For the past two years we were shooting the Elements of Perfection campaign, and this year are working on the Force of Nature campaign. By the time this goes online we will be just finishing our last day of shooting for the second installment. I also just wrapped up a Red Bull project with Curtis Keene, and am working with Ian Morrison for a Devinci piece.
Where can we find your work?